DIY Acrylic Tray

Well, happy Monday! Hopefully you had a good weekend. I mostly rested up from a cold that just wouldn’t let go, but I did get to stop into Hobby Lobby for a bit of retail therapy. I had an “aha” moment while I was there. You know–one of those where you’re all, “Duh! Why didn’t I think of that sooner?!”

DIY Acrylic Tray

I won’t over-word this one. It’s pretty self-explanatory. Hobby Lobby has a bunch of these plastic frames that are super inexpensive. The back is just filled with some cardboard, so I removed the innards and flipped it into a tray. A 40% off coupon made it $3.00.


I already had this paper on hand. It was 12×12, so I just cut it down to fit inside. An 8×10 piece would have fit perfectly.


And I present to you the $3.00 pretty little tray.

Acrylic tray from frame
I didn’t do anything to adhere the paper. Just stuck it in there. So easy it’s almost embarrassing. Almost.

Desk tray

acrylic frame to desk tray

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